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Data limit reached?

I downloaded a rather large amount of data via the Eikon API for R. After requesting two data points for ~5000 companies, the code stopped working and now returns "Error in print.default("HTTP Error, code= ", response$status_code, sep = "") :

invalid printing digits 407"

I suspect, that a limit has been reached. Nevertheless, I still need quite a lot more data. Is there a way to reset the limit?


Thank you,


Maximilian Fellhuber

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@maximilian.fellhuber So the data limits for the Eikon Data API are here. There are a number of throttling limits in place to prevent abuse of the service. It really depends which throttle you have hit - if you hit your daily API call limits you will need to wait until midnight local time on your OS to be able to get data again. I must say that the limit for a get_data() API call is around 10,000 data points. If you requested 2 data points for 5K companies you should be fine. Are you able to run new requests now or are they all throwing errors? I hope this can help.

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@maximilian.fellhuber

It seems you're sending a lot of requests to Eikon platform. Are you retrieving each data point for each company in a separate request? If this is what you do, you may rather quickly exhaust the daily requests limit documented under Eikon Data API Usage and Limits Guidelines. I would recommend that you consolidate your data retrieval. get_data method of Eikon Data APIs is capable of retrieving multiple data items for multiple instruments in a single call. This may depend on the data items, but most likely 2 datapoints for 5K companies can be retrieved in a single request.

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